Inequality of Individual Wealth the Ordinance of Providence, and Essential to Civilization: A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency John Davis, Governor, His Honor Samuel T. Armstrong, Lieutenant Governor, the Honorable Council, and the Legislature of Massachusetts, on the Annual Election, January 7, 1835

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Side 14 - He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill ; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
Side 11 - There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day : and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table : moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Side 14 - Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Side 15 - For the needy shall not always be forgotten : the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
Side 58 - It is to states what religion is to individuals, the " preacher of righteousness," — what religion reproves as wrong, Political Economy rejects as inexpedient — what religion condemns as contrary to duty and virtue, Political Economy proves to be equally opposed to the peace, good order, and permanent prosperity of the community.
Side 19 - But two things we can accomplish ; which are very important, and which are probably all that our present faculties and extent of knowledge can attain to. One is, to perceive clearly that the difficulty in question is of no unequal pressure, but bears equally heavy on Deism and on Christianity, and on the various different interpretations of the Christian scheme ; and consequently can. furnish no valid objection to any one scheme of religion in particular. Even Atheism does not lessen our difficulty...
Side 18 - In every part of the universe we see marks of wise and benevolent design ; and yet we see in many instances apparent frustrations of this design ; we see the productiveness of the earth interrupted by unfavourable...
Side 59 - The time is not, I trust, far distant, when it will be regarded as discreditable not to have regularly studied those subjects, respecting which, even now, every one is expected to feel an interest — most are ready to adopt opinions — and many are called on to form practical decisions.
Side 16 - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatting together; and a little child shall lead them.
Side 56 - It has been my first object," says Dr Whately, in his preface, '- to combat the prevailing prejudices against the study, and especially those which represent it as unfavourable to religion."

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